Thorne Dreyer’s guest on Rag Radio is Austin activist, writer, and our friend and colleague since the ‘60s, Alice Embree. On the show, Alice discusses her new memoir, Voice Lessons, published by the Briscoe Center for American History and distributed by the University of Texas Press.
In a review in The Rag Blog, Sharon Shelton writes: “For old-time Austinites, Embree’s book, both its words and photos, will vividly bring back the joys, the mistakes, the humor, and the obstacles of an idealistic movement that, as it matured, sought to end racist, sexist, and economic oppression at home and imperialist wars abroad… This important book also tells the story of Alice Embree’s own ongoing struggle to be heard at a time when women were especially marginalized and oppressed…"
Alice Embree is a nationally-known writer and activist. She was a leader of Students for a Democratic (SDS) at the University of Texas, helped launch Austin’s underground newspaper, The Rag, and contributed to the 1970 anthology Sisterhood Is Powerful. She is an editor of Celebrating The Rag: Austin’s Iconic Underground Newspaper, published in 2016, and of Exploring Space City!: Houston’s Historic Underground Newspaper, to be released later this year. Alice is frequently a guest host on Rag Radio, is an associate editor of The Rag Blog, and is a director of the New Journalism Project.
Zoom image: Clockwise from top left: Alice Embree, Rag Radio engineer Tracey Schulz, and and Rag Radio host Thorne Dreyer.
Rag Radio is produced in the studios of KOOP 91.7-FM, an all-volunteer, cooperatively-run, solar powered community radio station in Austin, Texas, in association with The Rag Blog and the New Journalism Project, a Texas 501(c)(3) nonprofit. It is streamed live on the Internet at KOOP.org. The host and producer of Rag Radio, Thorne Dreyer, is a prominent Austin-based activist and writer who was a pioneer of the ’60s underground press movement.
The show’s engineer and co-producer is Tracey Schulz and the staff photographer is Roger Baker; Suzy Shelor is Rag Radio associate; Alice Embree is a frequent guest host; and Glenn Smith and Roy Casagranda are our political analysts.
The syndicated show is broadcast (and streamed) live Fridays, 2-3 p.m. Central time on KOOP, and is later rebroadcast and streamed on WFTE-FM in Mt. Cobb and Scranton, PA., on Houston Pacifica's KPFT HD-3 90.1, by KKRN, 88.5-FM in Round Mountain, CA, and at WALHRadio.com in Wilmington, OH. Learn more about Rag Radio here.